Working Mini Lego Pinball Machine

Learn how to make this working pinball machine completely from Lego.

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Step 1: Watch the Video

Step 2:

Start with a 4 x 10 plate and make 2 legs that stick out 2 studs.

Step 3:

Start building upwards, use some headlight bricks so we can add some obstacles later.

Step 4:

Smooth off the edges with some tiles and slopes.

Step 5:

Keep building up and then you'll want leave a flat space on top.

Step 6:

Next we'll need to build this assembly and then hook 2 small rubber bands on the back.

Step 7:

Now place that assembly upside down on the top of our main assembly.

Step 8:

Next we'll need to clamp it down with a plate.

Step 9:

Now attach some pieces with some sort of hook on them and hook the rubber bands on.

Step 10:

Keep building up the sides.

Step 11:

Use a 1 x 4 plate and a gear plate stacked together to make the flipper buttons.

Step 12:

Place the flipper buttons face down on the gears in the gap on top, leaving 2 teeth sticking out.

Step 13:

Place a 1 x 10 plate in the gap above the buttons then keep building up, leaving a spot where the ball can exit.

Step 14:

Add some headlight bricks on the bottom and attach 2 1x1 tiles for legs, then tile off the top.

Step 15:

Build something to catch the ball (I used a Lego soccer ball), add some obstacles, and start playing.



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    9 Discussions


    3 months ago

    I need to show my kids this. They're both Lego fanatics and would love to build this!


    8 months ago

    Neat build. Clever flipper mechanism.


    1 year ago

    This is outstanding! And with the base completed a whole number of different combinations for the rest of the game can be started! Great work!


    Question 1 year ago


    THis is awesome and my daughter would love it!! We don't have that extensive a collection- any tips on where to get the necessary bricks?



    1 year ago

    Wow! That is one of the coolest builds I have seen. Great use of SNOT (studs not on top) too. Now I get to dig through my collection of bricks to try and build this myself.


    1 year ago

    Thats Awesome dude! I love lego and I know how hard it can be to make a creations that smooth!

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